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All passengers must complete the health form online before landing in Hong Kong. Once complete, you will receive a QR code as confirmation. It is mandatory for all passengers to present this QR code at the boarding gate.

All non-residents are not allowed to travel to Hong Kong until further notice. Only passengers holding a Hong Kong Resident Card (irrespective of passport) and/or valid visa/documents will be allowed entry to Hong Kong.

The special air-sea and sea-air ferry operations to and from Macao have been cancelled effective 17 July 2020. Passengers will not be accepted on flights if they are connecting further by ferry to China or Macao, or if they are arriving in Hong Kong by sea from China and Macao to connect to a flight.

Effective 16 October:

Travel from Dubai to Hong Kong: All passengers travelling to Hong Kong (except children below 12 years) must present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The validity of the certificate should be within 72 hours from the time sample was taken prior to departure time from Dubai. The certificate should be issued by an authorised reliable entity.

Travel from other countries to Hong Kong: An inbound traveller who, on the day of boarding or within the last 14 days prior to travel has stayed in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France (effective 26 October), India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia (effective from 26 October), South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America must provide a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The validity of the certificate should be within 72 hours from the time sample was taken prior to departure time from Dubai. The certificate should be issued by an authorised reliable entity. *Requirement for children refer below.

Travel from Bangkok to Hong Kong: An inbound traveller who, on the day of boarding or within the last 14 days prior to travel has stayed in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France (effective 26 October), India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia (effective from 26 October), South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America must provide a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate . The validity of the certificate should be within 72 hours from the time sample was taken prior to departure time from Bangkok. The certificate should be issued by an authorised reliable entity. *Requirement for children refer below.

Children travelling from other countries, including Bangkok, to Hong Kong: Children below 12 years old are not required to take the COVID‑19 PCR test unless they are travelling from or have visited one of the following high‑risk countries in the last 14 days: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France (effective 26 October), India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia (effective from 26 October), South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America

If the test report contains all the information required in English or Chinese, further documentation for the certification by the laboratory or healthcare institution is not required. However, if the test report is not in English or Chinese, or does not contain all the information required, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveller identical to that in his/her valid travel document and all of the information required must be presented together with the test report.

Documentary proof in English or Chinese to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited is required. If the certificate does not have ISO15189 accreditation printed on it, then a letter by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located is mandatory. A letter from the laboratory itself stating it is ISO 15189 accredited or recognised by the government is not acceptable.

A confirmed booking in English or Chinese of not less than 14 days at hotels in Hong Kong is mandatory for all passengers that are travelling from or have visited one of the following high‑risk countries in the last 14 days: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France (effective 26 October), India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia (effective from 26 October), South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America It is preferable that the booking is with one of the government recommended hotels. The list of hotels is available in English and Chinese. A confirmed booking of not less than 14 days at accommodations that are not on the government recommended list is also acceptable.

Only the following passengers will be allowed entry into Hong Kong without additional documentation:

  • Passengers who are transiting through Hong Kong (must fulfil transit requirement)
  • Crew – both operating and deadheading (must undergo a COVID-19 test on arrival)
  • Passengers who hold a diplomatic passport

Sea crew arriving in Hong Kong via the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are required to present the following documents to the Department of Health upon arrival.

  1. Approval letter from the Marine Department
  2. COVID-19 negative test report collected within 48 hours before boarding the flight from Dubai to Hong Kong, and
  3. Letter of certification

Sea crew who fail to present and submit any of the required documents will be denied entry to Hong Kong and their respective shipping companies/agents must arrange their return to their country of origin.

After entering Hong Kong, sea crew must take a COVID-19 PCR test at the Department of Health’s testing centre at HKIA and wait for the results there.

The transfer/transit services at HKIA from ports in Mainland China will resume from 00:01 on 15 August 2020 until further notice. Transfer/transit services to destinations in Mainland China will remain unavailable.

Transfer/transit services between different airlines will be allowed provided that the passengers are booked under the same air ticket (separate tickets are not allowed) and the passengers have been checked through with both boarding passes printed and baggage tagged-through to final destination; and that the operating airlines will communicate closely and implement all the required pre-flight checking and verification and in-flight safety measures.

Layover time must be within 24 hours and passengers meet the most updated immigration and health quarantine requirements of the destinations, and the transfer/transit requirements at HKIA to avoid having passengers stranded in Hong Kong.